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Freeform Picks Up Comedy Pilot ‘Now & Then’

Freeform has ordered a new comedy pilotNow & Then, the network said Wednesday. 

The series, about a group of old college friends who are brought back together unexpectedly for one wild night only to be given a new lease on life and friendship, will be executive produced by Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor, the network said. 

TheNow & Thenpilot will be written by Shawn Wines, who will also serve as executive producer, according to Karey Burke, Freeform’s executive VP of programming and development.

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R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.